• Ugh, I can't stand it any more. Catch works nicely for me. Why must I keep reviewing Android notepad apps?

    Because maybe something will be even better. Maybe something will be as good as Catch, but sync with Google. Maybe something will be so awesome it'll erase the horrible stain that is Evernote from my mind.

    Could it be GooMemo?

    The only way to find out is to get my review on!

    Continue reading "Android PIM Review: GooMemo"

  • I'm on a quest to find the best PIM notepad app for Android phones. If reviews are any indication, Evernote just might take the crown from Catch.

    Evernote is free, as is its web service, "Evernote Web". However, you have to pay for premium services. I'm too cheap to pay for a premium account. I'm using version 3.0.2(public).

    Well, let's get started checking out the important points!

    Continue reading "Android PIM: Evernote"

  • I've always considered Independence Day to be Silent E's birthday.

    This makes it her third, and I'm sorry to say it hasn't been a happy one. The most recent battery problem has sidelined her while I decide what to do next.

    Obviously, the right thing to do is to replace the battery pack. But the original pack suffered from two problems: insufficient capacity and clamp-on terminals. I believe -- without much evidence, I must admit -- that the clamps to the 2/0 wires are the source of a lot of heat, and it's killing batteries. However, switching to higher-capacity batteries means rebuilding the battery boxes. And switching to screw-on terminals means rebuilding all the wires. And returning to 144V means buying a bunch of new regulators (I've blown up a bunch of mine).

    If I'm going to go to that expense, I may as well go for some serious range. I'm considering large AGMs, or even lithium. I've run some numbers, and I've discovered that about 200Ah in a 144V battery pack will get me close to 100 miles.

    All I have to do is sell all my spare internal organs. Or make it big with an iPhone app in a difficult economy.

    Well, happy birthday anyway, Silent E. I promise to get you back on the road as soon as I can afford it.

  • With one good notepad app for Android on my phone, you might think I'd stop looking. And you'd be right... for about a week. Catch is nice and all, but there's always room for improvement. Like syncing with Google Docs.

    The simply-named Docs promises just that. But will it do everything else I need from a note keeper?

    Continue reading "Android PIM: Docs"

  • That's right! Today I made it to number 1 in the bronze league!

    Yesterday I had a terrible, terrible day. Today was the exact opposite. I even beat off a Protoss who tried to proxy me twice. The adrenaline had me playing at platinum level.

    The last opponent -- a Terran -- accused me of using "hacsk". Since I don't, I'm taking that as a compliment.

    I'm King of the Losers! Eat it, all you lesser losers! ;)